Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 4-5 Vocabulary

prolixity wordiness
stakes the consequences of the outcome
woe great sorrow or distress
boisterous (adj.) rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited
visor mask
doth do/does
mire mud; wet, swampy ground; a tough situation; to get stuck
wits Intelligence
idle Not active or in useinactive
begot Fathered
bitterly strongly and with a lot of bad feelings
trencher a wooden board or platter on which food served
marchpane Almond paste, marzipan
dainty preciously delicate or charming
knaves villains
quench to put out, extinguish, end
ward in the direction of
foe enemy
disparagment criticism, censure
ill-beseeming Unnatural
cock-a-hoop Adj; 1. triumphantly boastful: exultin
scathe to harm
choler Easily angered
profan unholy
shrine place of worship
purged cleansed of; freed from moral or ceremonial defilement
trifling Trivial, not very important; so small as to be unimportant; frivolous, shallow
waxes gets bigger
hither to here
heir a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person’s death
yond over there
prodigious Enormous

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